Challenge to Harmful Trump Reversal of Fair Housing Rule

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California joins the National Fair Housing Alliance to Challenge Harmful Trump Administration Reversal of Fair Housing Rule Lawsuit to Fight Ruthless Rollback of Equal Housing Protections  Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California, … More Challenge to Harmful Trump Reversal of Fair Housing Rule

Marin County steps up Fair Housing – Is it enough?

San Rafael, CA – With encouragement from the federal government, the County of Marin has entered into a new agreement designed to improve local fair housing choice and result in more affordable housing options for its most financially strapped residents. At its hearing of May 7, the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted to enter … More Marin County steps up Fair Housing – Is it enough?

Marin Fair Housing Discrimination Case Settled

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California and Client Settle National Origin Discrimination Complaint San Rafael, CA – Late last month, Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California (FHANC) and one of its clients settled a complaint alleging discrimination based upon national origin that had been filed with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing against Continuum … More Marin Fair Housing Discrimination Case Settled

Marin County Contributes to Senior Low-Income Housing

With grant assistance, Homeward Bound of Marin to create 12 new units San Rafael, CA – The County of Marin is assisting a local nonprofit to convert a former convent in Larkspur to 12 units of senior housing for those emerging from homelessness. The Marin County Board of Supervisors voted May 22 to approve a … More Marin County Contributes to Senior Low-Income Housing

Mark Leno Candidate for San Francisco Mayor Promises to End Street Homelessness

Former State Senator, Mark Leno, a favorite in the highly competitive and formidable race for San Francisco Mayor, is promising to end San Francisco’s critical street homeless crisis by 2020. As San Francisco Chronicle opinion writer Heather Knight noted back in January: “You have just 20 weeks to decide who should lead our economic powerhouse of a … More Mark Leno Candidate for San Francisco Mayor Promises to End Street Homelessness

Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Historic Transgender Nondiscrimination Legislation

 This morning, for the first time in state history, Wisconsin lawmakers introduced legislation to extend nondiscrimination protections in housing, employment and public spaces to transgender individuals. “We Wisconsinites are proud of our efforts to protect people from discrimination, and deservedly so,” said Katie Belanger the Acting CEO and President of Operation for Freedom for All Americans. … More Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Historic Transgender Nondiscrimination Legislation

Mortgage Giant Fannie Mae Accused of Racial Discrimination in 38 U.S. Metro Areas

Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California, National Fair Housing Alliance, and 19 Civil Rights Groups File Federal Lawsuit Over Neglected Foreclosures SAN RAFAEL, CA -Today, Fair Housing Advocates of Northern California (formerly Fair Housing of Marin), the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) and19 other local fair housing organizations from across the United States filed a housing discrimination lawsuit against Fannie Mae in federal district court in San Francisco, California.  The lawsuit alleges that Fannie Mae maintains and markets its foreclosures (also known as real estate owned or “REO” properties) … More Mortgage Giant Fannie Mae Accused of Racial Discrimination in 38 U.S. Metro Areas

Housing Discrimination Laws Invoked by LGBT at similar rate to POC and Women

New Study: LGBT people, people of color and women use housing non-discrimination laws at similar rates Posted by Melanie Nathan, Feb 09, 2016. LGBT people file housing discrimination complaints based on sexual orientation and gender identity as frequently as people of color and women file complaints based on race and sex, according to a new analysis … More Housing Discrimination Laws Invoked by LGBT at similar rate to POC and Women

HUD Wants your Input on New Rules for Transgender Shelter Seekers

Transgender activists, Trans Community and all who care please take note of this call to action by the Federal Government and leading organizations! Posted by Melanie Nathan, January 14, 2016. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published a new regulation that it is considering adopting, one that would, for the first … More HUD Wants your Input on New Rules for Transgender Shelter Seekers

Condemnation for New York State Senator’s Criticism of Transgender Rights

TLDEF Condemns New York Senate Majority Leader’s Disingenuous Criticism of Transgender Rights Regulations Posted by Melanie Nathan, November 02, 2015. New York, NY – The Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF) responded to comments made by New York Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan suggesting that Governor Andrew Cuomo went beyond his authority by proposing new … More Condemnation for New York State Senator’s Criticism of Transgender Rights

Housing Discrimination against Gays, Lesbians, and Poor Still Legal in Most States

National Fair Housing Alliance Report Calls for Modernizing Fair Housing Act to Include Protection for LGBT People and Source of Income By Melanie Nathan, April 13, 2013. Washington, DC – Today the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) released “Modernizing the Fair Housing Act for the 21st Century,” its 2013 Fair Housing Trends Report.  This year’s … More Housing Discrimination against Gays, Lesbians, and Poor Still Legal in Most States

Fair Housing of Marin Pursues and Settles Systemic Race Discrimination Complaints

By Melanie Nathan, Feb 25, 2013. Fair Housing of Marin conducted two race discrimination audits in Solano County and the City of Richmond, during 2011, that revealed multiple instances of race discrimination. Fair Housing of Marin’s investigation uncovered evidence that multiple housing providers consistently offered Caucasian testers better terms and more attractive conditions than similarly-situated … More Fair Housing of Marin Pursues and Settles Systemic Race Discrimination Complaints

HUD Announces LGBT Equal Access to Housing Guidelines

HUD has officially announced publication of the final rule entitled Equal Access to Housing in HUD Programs Regardless of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. WASHINGTON – U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan announced today new regulations intended to ensure that HUD’s core housing programs are open to all eligible persons, regardless of … More HUD Announces LGBT Equal Access to Housing Guidelines